Given yoga's popularity, it's a wonder every American hasn't tried it. And maybe you're the last of your circle of friends who hasn't. Or maybe you took one class and didn't have a good experience. Whatever the reason, if you're still curious and want to ensure a positive first-time, follow this checklist.
Sure, we don't bend our knees and glide as the pros do. We push off, lean and swing, and then hurry to steady ourselves. Some of us look like real ice dancers. Others of us look like nervous storks. We try not to mention the twinges in our hinges. We do it for all the best things in life: balance, strength, companionship.
I can go on forever about how exercise has physically challenged and changed me. But above all, spiritually, this has been a lesson of evolving, facing my fears and feeling deserving to (as my sister says) be proud of and own the body that houses my soul, that takes you to the next day, the next dimension.